A Monday afternoon & fantasies coming true…kind of…

Life is wonderful and today was beautiful—in the 80’s, a nice change from the 100 degree plus temps we had been experiencing.
I went down to my development’s pool and enjoyed the water (enjoyed it after I got over the initial shock of how brisk it was), the blue skies, palm trees, smell of sun tan lotion. There was a real nice older couple who came in. They were great to talk to and were having such a fun time that soon the three of us were laughing. After some laps, I took some time to work on outlining a hot scene for a story I’m working on while jammin’ to Duran Duran and The Killers. And, as I was writing—longhand btw since I didn’t take my laptop—one of my fantasies started playing out.
Kind of.
Pool side, sunning, writing and along comes the pool boy.
This is where the ‘kind of’ part comes in.
For one, I’m not the hot cougar I imagine myself to be. Give me some time & I plan to get there.
Two, it wasn’t my private pool at my own house.
Three, the guy was in covered in clothes and a hat and had sunglasses on so I couldn’t get a good look at him.
Four, there was no playful flirting, no sidelong glances, no hint of possibility that leads to heat. In fact, we didn’t say one word to each other.

Oh well.
But I’m a writer, I can spin it back to my fantasy. 😉
And another perk of the day…it didn’t take me a frickin’ hour to get the knots out of my long hair once I got home!
& in honor of the story I was working on since I’m locating it in Grand Cayman, I’ve changed my facebook profile pic. It’s of the beach and water there.
http://www.facebook.com/crmoss

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Thursday Thought

Would you drink it?
  I was watching a couple shows on the Science channel (yes, I’m a geek) about time.  The first show dealt with black holes, the beginning of the universe and how black holes may not be the end but the beginning.  The second show discussed humans’ views on time and how we search for the key to immortality and/or an extension of life.  One scientist mentioned that in the next 30 to 50 years it may be possible to reverse the aging process, where 60 year olds can reverse the aging process and go back to being about 40 years of age.  Then in the 20 years or so that it takes them to get back to 60, more scientific breakthroughs will have occurred to assist in helping people live longer & as younger beings.  Of course the show also discussed the creation of a magic elixir allowing us to drink of the fountain of youth.  The host of the show asked people on the streets if they would drink the potion to have more time on the earth.  There were quite a few mixed reactions.  Some people said sure, that they enjoyed life.  Others said they’d miss friends and family. Me?  I’m undecided.  I think I would need to spend a week or two in absolute seclusion with my papers, pens and books before I made a choice.
  It made me think though.  With the intense interest in paranormal stories where the characters are immortals, do we secretly long to experience endless time?  Would you drink from the fountain of youth?
  Share your thoughts on immortality/life extension with me.

A friendly tip for Friday~ 07/02

Taking a Breather
The Scoop on Meditation ~ A Simple Practice with Profound Benefits
People who meditate regularly appear internally and externally five to 10 years younger than their non-meditating peers, according to author Deepak Chopra. That’s good news for the estimated 10 million people who practice meditation on an ongoing basis and experience the resulting calm it cultivates.
The rich benefits come from doing something that looks like nothing: Sitting still, being quiet, and breathing deeply. Meditation works simply but profoundly by defusing the onslaughts of life — a racing mind, busyness, deadlines, commutes, all of which have physiological effects on well-being.
Meditation calms the nervous system, decreases metabolic rate, heart rate, and blood pressure, and lowers levels of cholesterol, stress hormones, and free radicals. It also has a direct effect on breathing, slowing and deepening respiration so more oxygen circulates throughout the body. Not only that, meditation is said to lessen feelings of anxiety and depression and improve memory and concentration. And all of this culminates in slowing the aging process, as Chopra notes.
There are many meditation techniques, including focusing on a mantra, a sacred word or phrase, or your breath. But the basic intent of all meditation is focus and attention. And it doesn’t take hours a day in an ashram to meditate effectively. Benefits kick in with even a short period of devoted time.
How to begin? Wear comfortable, unrestrictive clothes, sit on a cushion or chair with your back straight (think once again, comfort), rest your hands on your legs, let your eyes go soft and out of focus or close them, breathe slowly and deeply, and — the hardest part — attempt to empty your mind of thoughts and quiet the internal dialogue.
When thoughts flit through your mind, let them pass without judging them and come back to your focus (your mantra, counting, etc.) and breathing. Start with this sitting meditation technique for five minutes a day, and add on time as you get more at ease with the process. For more information on techniques and benefits, check out http://www.abc-of-meditation.com.

This article is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to diagnose and/or treat any conditions. Please check with your physician to make sure it’s all right to use new products and/or change your regimen.
Newsletter article courtesy of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals